The first table below looks at the demand for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 40 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing SOA 26 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.32% 1.89% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 2.77% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 4
Average daily rate £456 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £378 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £46.00 £27.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.33% -15.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+35.29% +4.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
591 289 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.58% 68.16% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 139 150
Average daily rate £400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £212 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 57 39
Average hourly rate £31.63 £33.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £46.00 £43.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -6 3 £240 -
Harlow - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 18 (45.00%) HTML
1 18 (45.00%) Java
1 18 (45.00%) .NET
1 18 (45.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (45.00%) CSS
2 15 (37.50%) J2EE
3 14 (35.00%) HTML5
4 13 (32.50%) Windows
5 12 (30.00%) C#
5 12 (30.00%) JSON
6 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (27.50%) VB6
6 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
6 11 (27.50%) VB
6 11 (27.50%) OO
6 11 (27.50%) XML
7 10 (25.00%) Web Services
8 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
8 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
8 9 (22.50%) TDD
8 9 (22.50%) TOGAF
8 9 (22.50%) Finance
9 8 (20.00%) XAML
9 8 (20.00%) Kanban
9 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (20.00%) WPF
9 8 (20.00%) LINQ
9 8 (20.00%) webMethods
9 8 (20.00%) Linux
9 8 (20.00%) MVVM

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.00%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) Liferay
2 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) IPv4
1 1 (2.50%) IPv6
1 1 (2.50%) SAN
1 1 (2.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.00%) EDRMS
4 3 (7.50%) DTS
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (17.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) Ant
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Marketing
3 3 (7.50%) Back Office
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Front Office
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) Architect
3 9 (22.50%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) C# Developer
7 5 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (12.50%) Technical Architect
7 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
8 4 (10.00%) webMethods Architect
8 4 (10.00%) WPF Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Business Solution Architect
9 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (7.50%) Programmer
9 3 (7.50%) Business Architect
9 3 (7.50%) webMethods Analyst
10 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
10 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
11 1 (2.50%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) HTML
1 18 (45.00%) .NET
1 18 (45.00%) CSS
2 15 (37.50%) J2EE
3 14 (35.00%) HTML5
4 12 (30.00%) JSON
5 11 (27.50%) XML
6 10 (25.00%) Web Services
7 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET
8 8 (20.00%) WPF
8 8 (20.00%) LINQ
8 8 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (17.50%) XHTML
9 7 (17.50%) Ajax
10 6 (15.00%) .NET Framework
11 5 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (12.50%) SOAP
12 4 (10.00%) JRules
12 4 (10.00%) XSLT
12 4 (10.00%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Social Media
1 4 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.50%) Web 2.0
2 1 (2.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (17.50%) UNIX
4 6 (15.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (27.50%) OO
2 9 (22.50%) TDD
2 9 (22.50%) TOGAF
3 8 (20.00%) Kanban
3 8 (20.00%) MVVM
4 7 (17.50%) RUP
4 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 5 (12.50%) Validation
5 5 (12.50%) Information Management
5 5 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) Content Management
8 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
8 2 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) C#
3 11 (27.50%) VB6
3 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) VB
4 8 (20.00%) XAML
5 6 (15.00%) SQL
6 3 (7.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
1 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) webMethods
3 7 (17.50%) JBoss
4 5 (12.50%) DevExpress
5 4 (10.00%) VMware
5 4 (10.00%) AccuRev
5 4 (10.00%) Facebook
5 4 (10.00%) Twitter
6 3 (7.50%) IBM
7 2 (5.00%) FatWire
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle